1. 100 E. Federal Street, Suite 422
  2. Youngstown, OH 44503
  3. 234.228.9696


The Western Reserve Port Authority combines leading-edge financing tools, consulting services and partnership opportunities into a unique suite of development solutions for business, government and non-profit institutions.

Whether you're a company or non-profit seeking ways to finance growth, a developer looking for help with the public infrastructure needed to move your project forward, or a governmental entity searching for ways to retain or attract jobs and development, our professional, experienced staff is eager to put our solutions to work for you.


Our fixed-interest rate financing programs make it possible for developers to access the U.S. capital market and borrow funds at investment grade rates.


Tax Abatement

There are four Enterprise Zones in Mahoning County, and four Foreign-Trade Zones in Mahoning and Trumbull Counties. We help businesses take advantage of the financial benefits they offer.


Community Development

We partner with area local, state and federal entities to optimize development opportunities at Brownfield sites, along the Mahoning River Corridor and in other regions of the Valley.

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News and Events

July 28, 2021

YARS and Port Authority Tout ‘Lockstep’ Relationship

VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Improvements ranging from a new onsite lodging facility to running tracks have taken place at Youngstown … read more

July 13, 2021

Lordstown Isn’t Sole Hot Spot in Trumbull County

WARREN, Ohio – An 800-plus-acre brownfield site that straddles five Trumbull County communities represents a major – but not the … read more

Recent Projects

Briarfield Place

The Port Authority is assisting McClurg Senior Care, LLC (MSC) construct a 51,100 sq. ft. skilled nursing facility that includes equipping and furnishing the facility, known as Briarfield Place. The Port Authority entered into a ground lease with McClurg Road Facility Realty, LLC to secure land necessary for the project, …


Campus Lofts

The Port Authority assisted Campus Lofts, LLC construct a 71-unit, 190-bed student housing facility located at Youngstown State University that included equipping and furnishing of the facility. The Port Authority entered into a ground lease with Campus Lofts to secure land necessary for the project, let a capital (facility) lease …


Double Tree by Hilton

The Port Authority assisted Youngstown Stambaugh Holdings, LLC (YSH) improve and convert the former Stambaugh Building into a hotel facility located in downtown Youngstown. Rehabilitation on the building includes remodeling, equipping, and furnishing the facility. The Port Authority entered into a ground lease and a capital lease with YSH to …